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Maisy Battery

7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
+44 7411 932197
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Getting there but not yet

This place is getting better over the years but still hasn't got it for me. Maybe in a few more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary H
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Prague, Czech Republic
Disappointing visit

We had read much about the site and we are enthusiastic about both DDay and Normandy. The website... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindajac0bs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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We Are Currently Closed For The Season. We Will Reopen On The 1st Of April, 2018. Thank You For Understanding. The Maisy Battery is a huge German WW2 Headquarters and Gun Batteries that was left buried in the fields of Normandy for the past 60 years. Only re-opened in 2006 this site now stands as the largest in Normandy of its type with over 3km of trenches open for you to see along side personnel buildings, ammunition tunnels, Hospitals and many more buildings that you can walk through and explore! Private tours are available on request taken by the owners. This is really a unique site to see on this coast!
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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7 route des Perruques, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is getting better over the years but still hasn't got it for me. Maybe in a few more years. There are so many other attractions to visit in this historic area this would not be high on my list. Will improve I am...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read much about the site and we are enthusiastic about both DDay and Normandy. The website is informative and it was easy to book tickets. We appreciated that the site is privately owned and the work of a dedicated few people. However, we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this hidden gem on our visit. The battery itself as an "attraction" is a work in progress but what is on show is breath taking , the ability to walk amongst true "untouched" history relating...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it. My son came last year on a school trip and it was the number one thing he wanted to do again. Interesting place run by people who know their history of the area.

Thank Leon N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A new addition to the sites is Normandy that should not be missed. Small shop with friendly staff great you at the entrance. A map and brief history is provided which our little ones loved using to guide us around. At stop one there are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Normandy area and the Maisy Battery site was defiantly one of the most interesting and historically critical, yet unknown places of all. We scheduled a guided tour as we wanted to learn as much as we could during our visit to Maisy....More

Thank kartguy26
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I came here after visiting Pointe du Hoc. A nice English speaking woman welcomed me, giving me a Dutch flyer. She saw I had a Dutch license plate on my car. Now that's thinking ahead! I walked around the premises and I found it remarkable....More

Thank rendejo1980
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience. Hard to believe it was hidden for so long. Glad we checked the website after the rain and bought wellies. Amazing how well preserved the buildings are. One could only imagine what it must have been like 74 years ago!

Thank iggyTipperary
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This site is an absolute must see as part of the D-Day history. The most untouched example of a German gun battery, with a lot of the buildings & facilities still intact & unchanged since the war. Sturdy footwear, especially if it's been raining &...More

Thank Richardkhill
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Located just outside Grandcamp Maisy is the Maisy Battery. It is a most enjoyable, informative and educational experience. The battery was buried by the Americans after it was eventually taken, it has been painstakingly dug out by hand over the past twelve years. Thanks to...More

Thank don m
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DJSaylor
27 January 2017|
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Response from DanMaisyBattery | Property representative |
Hi, Glad to hear you have read the book. I hope you have enjoyed it. During that time frame we will be open from 10AM - 4PM every day. If you would like to visit outside of that or book a private tour with myself please... More
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LTCSZ
28 November 2016|
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Response from DanMaisyBattery | Property representative |
Hi Steve, You should be able to contact us through the website. Sadly I cannot post website names or email addresses on here but google should find us no problem. Best Wishes Maisy Battery
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